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Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: Heavy fog may have disoriented pilot

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed outside Los Angeles in January, killing basketball great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and all seven others on board, likely became disoriented in the fog, federal investigators said on Wednesday. Pilot Ara Zobayan told air traffic controllers that his chopper was climbing out of heavy clouds when in fact […]

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“It was heartbreaking .. grew up watching Kobe Bryant”: Virat Kohli

Ahead of the ODI series against New Zealand, India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday paid tribute to Kobe Bryant, saying the basketball legend’s death put everything in perspective for him. Speaking to the media a day before the first One-Day International (ODI) against hosts New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton, the India skipper remembered how he used […]

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Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa posts a heartfelt message after Kobe and Gianna’s death

Late Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa posted a heartfelt message on her Instagram account on Thursday, thanking the millions of people who offered condolences on the death of the baskeball legend and his daughter Gianna. Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash in California on Monday along with 7 others who were […]

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How Kobe Bryant’s pilot got special permissions to fly

Moments before the crash, the Kobe Bryant pilot, Ara Zobayan received SVFR clearance (special visual flight rules clearance) according to audio recordings between the pilot and air traffic control. The SVFR clearance allows a pilot to fly in weather conditions worse than those allowed for regular visual flight rules. Pilots sometimes request SVFR clearance mid-flight […]

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Kobe Bryant chopper dropped more than 2,000 feet a minute

The helicopter that crashed over the weekend in California killing nine people, including NBA legend Kobe Bryant, dropped more than 2,000 feet a minute and was in one piece until impact into a hillside, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Tuesday. The helicopter was at 2,300 feet in the air when it lost communication Sunday […]

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Freaky 2012 tweet predicted Kobe Bryant’s helicopter death

As news of 41-year-old basketball legend Kobe Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist, passing away in a helicopter crash sent shockwaves across sports fraternity, the Mamba fans and supporters gathered to pay homage to one of the most celebrated basketball players in the history of the sport. The Sikorsky S-76 chopper he was […]

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Kobe Bryant’s helicopter attempted to climb to avoid fog before crash

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into a hillside outside Los Angeles, killing former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last radio message that he was climbing to avoid a layer of cloud, an accident investigator said on Monday. The pilot had asked for and received special clearance to […]

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Investigators to probe if fog downed Kobe Bryant’s helicopter

Weather conditions appear likely to come under the scrutiny of investigators probing the helicopter crash that killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others near Los Angeles on Sunday, when overcast skies and fog grounded other aircraft. A Sikorsky S-76 chopper owned by Bryant slammed into a steep hillside outside the town […]

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Grammys ceremony opens with tributes to basketball player Kobe Bryant

The 2020 Grammys ceremony has opened with a heartfelt tribute to basketball player Kobe Bryant, who died on Sunday. “Tonight is for you Kobe,” declared pop star Lizzo, opening the show with her stirring ballad Cuz I Love You. Host Alicia Keys then dedicated the show to Bryant’s memory, with an a-capella version of It’s […]

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Basketball legend, Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

US basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna are among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California. Bryant, 41, was travelling in a private helicopter when it came down and burst into flames. Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the helicopter manifest indicated that nine people were on board when […]